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Changing Work - The impact of Reorganisation and Reallocation on Establishment Performance and Worker Well Being

Project period 2006 - 2009
Project employer Norges forskningsråd
Project nr. 410.064

What can society, firms and workers gain from reorganisation and reallocation? What kinds of reorganisations are successful? Who, if any, are the losers? And how can institutions and unions change the distribution of winners and losers? This project will produce new knowledge on how downsizing, mergers and splits, and internal reorganisations affect establishment performance and worker well-being. Particularly we will investigate how labour market policies and workplace structures regarding negotiations and cooparation between management and workers organisations affect the outcomes for workers and firms.

To make our conclusions and recommendations comprehensive, we will interpret establishment performance and worker-well being i a broad fashion, mesuring outcomes both in terms of establishment productivity and survival, and worker sickness absence, subjective measures of well being as well as employment and income. Focus will be kept on strategies that ensure inclusion and reduce marginalisation and exclusion of workers. Comparative analyses between Norway and Great Britain allow us to contrast different models of labour market policy. The project is interdisciplinary, drawing on a wide range of data and methodological strategies as well as contributing to the Norwegian doctoral training progamme.


Erling Barth Dr. polit. Research Professor +47 930 91 410 Send e-mail
Harald Dale-Olsen Dr. polit. Research Professor +47 482 83 527 +47 958 08 463 Send e-mail
Trygve Gulbrandsen Dr. philos. Research Professor Emeritus +47 906 56 882 Send e-mail
Kjersti Misje Østbakken PhD Research Director, Work and Welfare +47 991 62 556 Send e-mail
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